Women are being encouraged to attend breast screening appointments when they receive their three-yearly invitations.
Humberside Breast Screening Service is reassuring women that full safety measures and social distancing have been put in place to protect them when they attend all appointments.
Screening sites are based at Castle Hill Hospital and Withernsea Hospital. The site at Freshney Green GP Practice will soon be moving to St Hugh’s Hospital in Grimsby while the site at Tesco’s car park in Barton will move soon to Goole Hospital.
There is also limited availability at the Pink Rose Suite at Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital in Grimsby.
Staff working for the service are trying hard to offer women appointments as close to their registered GP practices as possible and extra screening clinics have been introduced at the Breast Care Unit, Castle Hill Hospital at evenings and weekends to offer women more choice.
Lesley Peacock, Programme Manager for the service, said: “Women should be assured that we’ve put everything in place to keep them safe when they come for their appointments. We’ve been operating the service throughout the pandemic so we know how to keep everyone as safe as possible..
“People coming for their appointment will need to wear a mask and our staff will be wearing appropriate PPE as part of our safety measures and we’d like to thank everyone for their understanding and cooperation.
“We’d appeal to anyone who is worried about attending their appointment to speak to us if they require further reassurance.
“Similarly, if any woman is not able to make her appointment, we’d urge them to get in touch with us as soon as possible to cancel their booking so we can offer their appointment to another woman.”
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